Sticky black rice pudding

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A recipe from the Good Food collection.


400 g (14 oz/2 cups) black rice

3 pandan leaves

500 ml (17 fl oz/2 cups) coconut milk

80 g (2 3/4 oz/ 2/3 cup) grated palm sugar (jaggery) or soft brown sugar

55 g (2 oz/1/4 cup) caster (superfine) sugar

coconut cream, to serve

diced mango or papaya, to serve


1. Put the rice in a large non-metallic bowl and cover with water. Leave to soak for at least 8 hours, or preferably overnight.

2. Drain the rice, then place in a saucepan with 1 litre (35 fl oz/4 cups) water and slowly bring to the boil. Cook at a low boil, stirring frequently, for 20 minutes, or until tender. Drain.

3. Pull your fingers through the pandan leaves to shred them, then tie them into a knot. Pour the coconut milk into a large saucepan and heat until almost boiling. Add the pandan leaves, palm sugar and caster sugar and stir until all the sugar has dissolved.

4. Add the rice and cook, stirring often, for 8 minutes without boiling. Turn off the heat, then cover and leave for 15 minutes for all the flavours to absorb into the rice. Remove the pandan leaves.

5. Spoon into bowls and serve warm, with coconut cream and diced fruit.